Family: Rosaceae

Energetics: cool, dry, tonifying

Taste: astringent, sour

Parts used: root, leaves, berries

Affinities: lower digestive and urinary systems

Actions: astringent, diuretic, antispasmodic, antioxidant, alterative, hypoglycemic

Preparations: tea/ decoction, tincture, wine infusion, 

Cautions: Typically a safe herb to use. It is a powerful astringent so large doses, especially of the root, can cause stomach cramping.

Therapeutic Uses:

  • Extremely useful for diarrhea. 
  • Helps to flush out excess fluids in the body such as edema and gout. 
This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.